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  • BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 4-Series Coupe Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    Don’t believe the concept name, this is your new 3-Series coupe. After being hit for six by the Audi A5-which up-ended this coupe market by introducing an altogether different body style to the saloon A4 - BMW has responded by repositioning its coupe...

  • BodyWave: The amazing steering wheel concept that knows when you are about to fall asleep
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    BodyWave: The amazing steering wheel concept that knows when you are about to fall asleep

    By 15 January 2013

    Imagine having a steering wheel that can detect when you're about to fall asleep before you even realise it yourself. Or a phone that can be turned on just by your thinking about it. These are just two of the examples of an imminent new technology that...

  • C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on
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    C7 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray pictures and hands-on

    By 15 January 2013

    It’s not exactly exaggerating to say that a new Corvette doesn’t come along every day of the week. So perhaps it’s unsurprising that the new "C7" Corvette, which ushers back in the famous "Stingray" name too, is on the front of every US paper this...

  • QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on
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    QNX car platform 2.0 concept in a Bentley Continental GTC pictures and hands-on

    By 14 January 2013

    QNX is probably the biggest company you’ve never heard of, when it comes to in-car tech. Wholly owned by RIM of BlackBerry fame, the company’s on-board operating system sees service in the vehicles of most car manufacturers you care to name and in...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on
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    Aston Martin Vanquish 2014 pictures and eyes-on

    By 12 January 2013

    Las Vegas is a city full of visual treats, but here's something we didn't expect to see on the Consumer Electronics Show floor: the 2014 model of the Aston Martin Vanquish. Hubba, hubba. The Brit-born company's latest motor sure is a visual treat, one...

  • Tesla Model S 17-inch screen pictures and hands-on
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    Tesla Model S 17-inch screen pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    It isn't often you think of a car having a Quad-core smartphone processor in it, let alone two. Nor do you typically think of a car with a 17-inch touchscreen as a centre console. But the dual Tegra 3-packing Tesla Model S has done both. This is a car...

  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST pictures and eyes-on
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    2014 Ford Fiesta ST pictures and eyes-on

    By 9 January 2013

    Ford announced the Fiesta ST at the LA Auto Show in November and since then we have been desperate to get a look at the hot hatch. The bright orange bad boy was lurking at Ford's Sync stand at CES. We didn't manage to sit inside it unfortunately, but...

  • Audi invents always on full-beam lights that don't blind oncoming drivers
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    Audi invents always on full-beam lights that don't blind oncoming drivers

    By 9 January 2013

    Audi has demoed the latest technology in smart headlights at CES 2013, showing-off LED lights that can cleverly avoid dazzling oncoming drivers. Introducing the next-generation Matrix LED headlight, Audi predicted a win-win future – one in which the...

  • Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled
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    Audi A3 gets faster in 2013: In-car 4G LTE wireless broadband unveiled

    By 8 January 2013

    Audi is today revealing the 2013 Audi A3 incorporating 4G LTE wireless broadband at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  The 4G LTE connection comes thanks to the second-gen Gobi multi-mode 3G/4G LTE chipset, powered by the Qualcomm MDM9215.  With theoretical data...

  • Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more
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    Ford SYNC AppLink adds Rhapsody, Glympse and more

    By 7 January 2013

    Ford has added a round of useful apps to its in-car, voice-control system that is Ford SYNC. The AppLink catalogue now includes the on-demand music service Rhapsody. If you launch the Rhapsody app on your phone while in your car, the Ford SYNC system...

  • Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES
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    Toyota teases self-driving car ahead of CES

    By 5 January 2013

    Toyota has teased its new self-driving car technology ahead of CES 2013, taking place in Las Vegas next week, showing us that in the future we may not have to be in front of the wheel to drive from A to Z. Toyota used one of its Lexus research vehicles...

  • Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Kia Sportage 2.0 CRDi KX-4 review

    By 4 January 2013

    We’ve been looking at the 4x4 - or SUVs, as they’re now more commonly known - in many recent reviews. Although it’s been knocking about for a couple of years, we didn’t think it was fair to leave Kia’s Sportage out of the round. In many respects,...

  • Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir  review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    Fiat Panda Easy TwinAir review

    By 3 January 2013

    The squircle. It’s one of those slightly ridiculous, post-millennial words that any writer worth his or her salt ought to avoid. Yet before long, it’ll probably be making an appearance in the Oxford English Dictionary. And given that the squared-off...

  • Pocket-lint's most memorable moments of 2012
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    Pocket-lint's most memorable moments of 2012

    By 31 December 2012

    It's been a typically dramatic year in consumer technology and, as ever, New Year's Eve is a chance to reflect on everything that's happened. We've already told you about the movers and shakers of the year and about the trends and buzzwords. Now is the...

  • Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX review
    Cars 4 out of 5

    Honda CR-V 2.0 iVTEC EX review

    By 28 December 2012

    Everyone loves to hate an SUV, don’t they? Yet, as our recent review of the VW Touareg attests, even those of us who hate the breed can’t help but be won over and see why they’re so popular with modern families, after a week behind the wheel. And...

  • RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup review
    Cars 4.5 out of 5

    RenaultSport Megane 265 Cup review

    By 20 December 2012

    In the land of the hot hatch RenaultSport would be king. Back in the Eighties, when this type of car truly took off, Peugeot and VW – with the 205 GTi and the Golf GTi – were the kings of transforming euro shopping trollies into cheap ways to get...

  • Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on
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    Porsche Cayman pictures and hands-on

    By 29 November 2012

    Porsche revealed its new Cayman in Los Angeles yesterday at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and we were in town to get a first glimpse. The sister car of the Boxster unveiled earlier this year in Geneva, the Cayman appears at first glance to be very much a “same...

  • Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro review
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    Audi A6 Allroad 3.0 TDI Quattro review

    By 29 November 2012

    The Audi A6 Allroad is something of a strange car. Not strange in terms of looks, because it has a prettiness to it's toughened design, but strange in terms of it's positioning as a car. It's something of a rare breed, combining the practicality of a...

  • Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on
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    Ford Fiesta (2013) pictures and hands-on

    By 26 November 2012

    The Ford Fiesta is a bit of a staple of the car world. Affordable, reliable and fun, it has been planting smiles on the face of the average motorist for 36 years. Back in 2008, Ford gave the car a major refresh, with a new set of punchy colours and a...

  • Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster announced
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    Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster announced

    By 12 November 2012

    Lamborghini has announced the launch of a new roadster that will make you forget your affectionate dreams of the Countach in a heartbeat. The new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the latest "dream machine" from the Italian firm and boasts...

  • BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen
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    BMW intelligent steering wheel comes with OLED screen

    By 12 November 2012

    BMW has created a new Performance sports steering wheel with a display built into the top of the rim to give you the latest information while you drive. Available for 3 Series Sedan, Touring, Coupe, and Convertible models - although you might be asking,...

  • Hands-on: Vauxhall Adam review
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    Hands-on: Vauxhall Adam review

    By 7 November 2012

    If you’re the sort of person who names their car, then you’ll perhaps be pleased to hear that from early next year Vauxhall will sell you one that comes pre-named: Adam. We’ll leave the obvious and easy name puns to you, but if you think Adam’s...

  • Peugeot 208 Allure e-HDi review
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    Peugeot 208 Allure e-HDi review

    By 30 October 2012

    Talking to Peugeot’s design chief, Gilles Vidal, makes you acutely aware of the importance of the 208, and it’s need to "re-generate" both Peugeot and, so it’s makers say, the small, B-segment class of car in general. But does it work, and should...

  • Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography pictures and hands-on
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    Range Rover TDV6 Autobiography pictures and hands-on

    By 26 October 2012

    The Range Rover arguably invented the sport utility vehicle genre when it was launched in 1970. The brainchild of engineer Spen King, his objective was to build the ultimate go-anywhere vehicle. Later it became the default choice for those looking to...

  • Skyfall: Behind the scenes with Land Rover
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    Skyfall: Behind the scenes with Land Rover

    By 26 October 2012

    The opening sequence of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, sees Bond give chase in a Land Rover Defender 110 through the streets of Istanbul. The action is fast paced, dangerous and all at close quarters. There are no CGI or projected backdrops behind...